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Poster: Reade Date: Aug 12, 2019 11:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TDIH; Prolly too late to drop in on the Governor

I haven't lamed out with a TDIH in awhile so I throw this scrap to the wolves. The brilliance of their July-December 1972 run results naturally in some performances getting maybe a little undeservedly lost amongst the jewels.
Some real sparkle here. Jerry's all in on the nascent Stella Blue, Playin,' the second set jam, everything.

https://archive.org/details/gd1972-08-12.sbd.smith.gems.105132.flac16

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Aug 12, 2019 8:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH; Prolly too late to drop in on the Governor

nice one...Bird Song went stratospheric in summer 72...also, Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, how many times did they play there?

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Poster: Reade Date: Aug 16, 2019 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH; Prolly too late to drop in on the Governor

Couple times in '68, this one in '72, summer of '79......

Bird Song certainly blasted off in the summer of '72, but you know the band just did in general. Keith settled in, that helped Billy, the whole thing just escalated. They were easily the best band on the planet for the second half of 1972 imo.
We're lucky these recordings exist in the first place, to say nothing of how they all here for us..

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Aug 13, 2019 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH; Prolly too late to drop in on the Governor

It was still kicking in 1978. I was living in Palo Alto and my roomie and I caught the end of the Cali tour. Jerry's voice was in frog heaven. Sacramento and then Stockton. Yehah.